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Re: Prophecy

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:49 am

Gilbert B Norman wrote:Recalling the "Photoshop job' on the cover of November 2009 TRAINS of an Amtrak HHP-8 electric locomotive in UP livery, it makes me wonder could that TRAINS cover photo prove prophetic?

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Postby atsf sp » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:18 pm

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Re: Prophecy

Postby nomis » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:51 am

chuchubob wrote:
Gilbert B Norman wrote:Mr. Simon Skymba (nomis) submitted this photo of a UP SD-70 handling an NS train under the wires of the Amtrak NE Corridor. Recalling the "Photoshop job' on the cover of November 2009 TRAINS of an Amtrak HHP-8 electric locomotive in UP livery, it makes me wonder could that TRAINS cover photo prove prophetic?

Again, I should note the linked photo is not my work; I haven't taken a rail photo in over twenty five years.

The UP-led freight train in Mr. Skymba's photo is actually on Conrail's Delair Branch. The adjacent track is Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Track 1. The catenary above the Delair Branch track remains from the PRR/PC era, but is not currently used. [unintentional pun]
I haven't taken a rail photo in nearly ten hours.

Edited to add that the trains that I photographed in Pennsauken used the Delair Branch and passed the location where Mr. Skymba photographed his train.

I guess I'm good for one UP shot a year ...
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Postby Darryl Stephenson » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:53 pm

These are massive engines when standing next to them, even at idle they give off give a sense of power...
UP 4657 & NS 9336 , no engineer, both engines at idle...
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Postby Espee9180 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:31 pm

From Railfest 2012 in North Platte, Nebraska. For the first time ever, all six heritage units, plus three other special locomotives are coupled to each other.

From left to right: #2010 (100 Years of Scouting), #7400 (Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness), #1983 (WP Heritage), #1988 (MKT 'The Katy' Heritage), #1996 (SP Heritage), #1982 (MP Heritage), #1989 (DRGW Heritage), #1995 (CNW Heritage), #8718 (UP SD70ACe), #7964 (5000th Evolution Series Locomotive).


Close up's of each unit (from the Golden Spike Tower).

2010: ... id=3374205
7400: ... id=3374206
1983: ... id=3374207
1988: ... id=3374208
1996: ... id=3374209
1982: ... id=3374210
1989: ... id=3374211
1995: ... id=3374203
7946: ... id=3374204

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Postby Living with the Railroads » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:56 pm

Greetings, new poster here. I love the quality and the detail put into some of the descriptions on this thread, so it might be a good place to mention another place to share UP photos:

I'm a researcher with Stanford University's Spatial History Project, and we have received an Andrew W. Mellon foundation grant to research the 'crowdsourcing' of railroad photographs through Historypin. Our project is called "Living with the Railroads," and it's now live. Check it out at

All you need is a google, Facebook, or twitter account to login and contribute, or you could even post photographs on and give permissions for them to be pinned to Historypin from here. Our goal is to represent both public archives and online forums equally, so we truly hope that some posters here will consider sharing their photos. Eventually, the project will show a slice from hundreds of different repositories for railroad ephemera, from historical and technical societies to history centers, libraries, and online communities.

If you like Living with the Railroads, you'll probably also like our channel: ... otos/list/

Thank you for your pictures! They are amazing and show love for the subject. We appreciate any contributions, however small, and invite comments and corrections to our material, since you must know it can be difficult to develop location/time metadata for archives full of railroad photographs. Finally, we hope you enjoy the project site! :-D

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